William Moore (actor)

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William Moore
Born William Aaron Moore
(1916-04-19)19 April 1916
Birmingham, England
Died 24 April 2000(2000-04-24) (aged 84)
London, England
Years active 1962–1999
Spouse(s) Mollie Sugden (1958–2000) (his death)
Children Robin Moore
Simon Moore

William Aaron Moore (19 April 1916 – 24 April 2000) was an English character actor.[1] He was best known for his role as long-suffering Sydney Lumsden in the popular 1980s comedy series Sorry! (in which he became known for the catchphrase "Language, Timothy!").[2][3] He also appeared in numerous other television programmes, including Coronation Street as Cyril Turpin, Betty Turpin's husband from 1969–1970.[4] The character put in two more appearances in 1972, then died off-screen in 1974.[5] Moore was married to actress Mollie Sugden from 29 March 1958 until his death.[6] Their twin sons, Robin and Simon, were born in October 1963.[7] Moore starred with Sugden in My Husband and I.[8][9]

Moore died on 24 April 2000 in London, five days after his 84th birthday.[10]

Television roles[edit]

Year Title Role
Coronation Street Mr Wigglesworth
Cyril Turpin
1981 to 1988 Sorry! Sydney Lumsden
1987 to 1988 My Husband and I George Powers

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "William Moore".
  2. ^ "BBC NEWS - Entertainment - Actress Mollie Sugden dies at 86".
  3. ^ William_Moore_(actor)
  4. ^ Barker, Dennis (15 October 2011). "Betty Driver obituary" – via The Guardian.
  5. ^ "Cyril Turpin".
  6. ^ Association, Press (1 July 2009). "Are You Being Served? actor Mollie Sugden dies after long illness" – via The Guardian.
  7. ^ "Mollie Sugden leaves £845,000 in will for her twin sons".
  8. ^ "William Moore".
  9. ^ "First Impressions (1987)".
  10. ^ Deaths England and Wales 1984-2006

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